Hosted by jazz-funk-dance group Mwenso and the Shakes, Harlem 100 is a multi-media show that captures the sights and sounds of Harlem with tap dance, film, and music as it celebrates the legacy of icons such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes and Billie Holiday.
Michael Mwenso and the Shakes
Eclectic Orange Series sponsored by Judith and Howard Jelinek
Co-presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
This multi-media show captures the sights and sounds of Harlem when legendary artists such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes and Billie Holiday made Harlem the cultural center of the country. Hosted by Michael Mwenso, Harlem 100 presents the most exciting Harlem musicians and dancers in a modern variety show, and pays homage to the presentations made famous in the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club and other celebrated venues of the Harlem Renaissance. Featuring the music of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters as well as a 9-piece band with 1 tap dancer, Harlem 100 celebrates one of the most influential artistic movements of our country and gives insight into Harlem then and now.
Presenter / Producer: Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Music > Jazz / Blues
Music > Other
Event Phone: 949-553-2422
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Dr
Irvine CA 92612
Performance Dates: 11/22/2020
Single Tickets on sale August 2020.
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